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Tactics Maiden - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is Tactics Maiden. This tactics RPG is similar to Shining Force and Final Fantasy Tactics. The first 8 levels are free!
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November 25, 2014

What is Tactics Maiden

Tactics Maiden is a strategy RPG that closely resembles games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force. It relies strongly on character customization and strategy which makes it quite difficult. It’s free to download with in app purchases.

If you’ve played a Final Fantasy Tactics game or the old Shining Force games before then you know how this works. You have a set of characters you enter battle with. You move them around what is essentially a chess board and attack the enemy using attacks and spells. The game keeps things like animations light so the game play is actually fairly quick. There are also 36 character classes, five difficulty settings, and the graphics aren’t bad.

You get the first eight levels for free and you can unlock the rest of the game for $4.99 if you want to. The strategy elements require you to train your characters, switch them out, and use a variety of classes in every scenario. It’s also quite challenging and some people have never made it out of the first level. There is also a story line that you can follow along with.

Tactics Maiden screenshot
Tactics Maiden is a solid offering in the tactical RPG space. It’s much more simple in terms of graphics and mechanics from similar, big name titles but it also manages to avoid falling into the same pitfalls like needlessly long attack animations that slow things down. Those who like these kinds of games will likely find it enjoyable and it’s free to download.